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Zotero - A Manual for Electronic Legal Referencing


Julia Caldwell


Victoria University of Wellington; Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

John Prebble


Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law; Monash University; Institut für Österreichisches und Internationales Steuerrecht, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

May 1, 2013

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2012

Abstract:     
This manual explains how to operate Zotero. The manual has been updated to reflect changes to the style in May 2013.

Zotero is a free, open-source referencing tool that operates by "enter once, use many." It captures references by one-click acquisition from databases of legal materials that cooperate with it. Users enter other references manually, with similar effort to typing a footnote.

Zotero’s chief strength is multi-style flexibility. Authors build libraries of references that are pasted into scholarly work with one click; authors can choose between legal referencing styles, with Zotero automatically formatting references according to the chosen style. Ability to format seamlessly across a potentially unlimited number of styles distinguishes Zotero from competing referencing tools. Zotero afficionados regularly add more styles.

The present manual is thought to be the only full manual for non-technical users of Zotero. It employs the New Zealand referencing style for examples, but its principles are the same for all styles.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 60

Keywords: Zotero, The New Zealand Law Style Guide, electronic legal referencing, manual, legal styles

JEL Classification: K10

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Date posted: April 3, 2012 ; Last revised: May 17, 2014

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Caldwell, Julia and Prebble, John, Zotero - A Manual for Electronic Legal Referencing (May 1, 2013). Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2033476 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2033476

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Julia Caldwell
Victoria University of Wellington ( email )
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts ( email )
New Zealand
John Prebble (Contact Author)
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Wellington, 6140
New Zealand
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